Dr. Miller is co-director of Foundations of Health Research Center at Northwestern University. After receiving a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, he completed a clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Miller joined the faculty of Washington University in Saint Louis in July 2000 and after three years there, accepted a position at the University of British Columbia, where he was Professor of Psychology until 2012. In 2012, Dr. Miller moved to Northwestern University, where is he is now Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Medical Social Sciences, as well as a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research.

Dr. Miller’s research examines the behavioral and biological mechanisms through which stress affects health. His current research is supported by grants from the the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Previous studies have been supported by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Miller has received a number of honors for his research, including the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine (2003), the Early Career Award from the American Psychosomatic Society (2005), and the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions from the American Psychological Association (2004). In 2016, he was named a Highly Cited Researcher in psychology/psychiatry by Thomson Reuters, based on having multiple papers in the top 1% of citations in those fields. Miller served as President of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research in 2015/2016, and was Associate Editor of the journals Psychological Bulletin (2010-2014) and Psychosomatic Medicine (2008-2011). He is presently a Consulting Editor at both of these journals, and the journals, Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, and Clinical Psychological Science.

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